From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 23 January 2022
- Armed conflict
In 2013, children continued to be unlawfully recruited and used as fighters in most of the ongoing armed conflicts.1 Based on credible reports, including those verified by the United Nations (UN), children have been recruited and used to fight in Afghanistan, the Central African Republic (CAR), Colombia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Iraq, Mali, Myanmar, Nigeria, the Philippines, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. Children are recruited and used by state armed forces and non-state armed groups alike in a variety of roles, from active...
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